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Sunday, March 13, 2011

White Browed Shortwing

At long last the male Siberian Thrush and the 1st winter male in frame! Although this species is fairly common in Russia, China and Japan, it is consider "rare" passage migrant to Peninsula Malaysia  because the number birds sighted per any one site is less than 10. 

Here are the results.






































Female seen foraging on the ground for moths, flies. She did not come any closer as I would have hope for. It was still misty when the 1st three photos were taken.



1st winter male. there were two them scouring the dump site for earth worms (i think)!
































Pair of White Browed Shortwings, the male ( 1st photo) were extremely shy and this is the only photo that I managed and a lousy one too, sorry. The 1st winter male were much more  friendlier. 

Could have been a great day trip if  I had  managed to capture the Olive Backed Pipit in frame too! 




























1st winter male (below).

10 comments:

Kah-Wai Lin said...
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Kah-Wai Lin said...

Great shot!

Kah Wai
http://kwbirding.blogspot.com/

birdy said...

Very cute!
Looks like that Malaysia is a paradise for birds. Enjoyed going through your birds pictures.

Phil said...

Ah, so that's what Sibe Thrush really looks like. Nice pics Yen

tank said...

Hi Yen..
interesting capture..and lovely images..well done...

feel free to visit my newly created birding blog...

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rgds
tank aka sulaiman
putrajaya Msia.

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Chris said...

Beautiful birds and beautiful collection of shots. I would maybe have pushed the contrast a bit more! But the composition are perfect...

Waja Baru 2011 said...

cute birds!

Wout said...

Beautiful pictures!
The last picture is my favorite.
Greetings, Wout

thegreenogre said...

Fabulous pictorial documentation. In southern India, we get the White-bellied Shortwing in the highlands of the Western Ghats. It's considered something of a twitcher's trophy...

mikebirder said...

Wow which rubbish dump you found .........